Creating a bootable Mac OS X El Capitan USB Image

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Steps to create a bootable image of Mac OS X El Capitan

  1. Download El Capitan from the App Store. Never trust downloading it from any other resource.
  2. While downloading, prepare a USB drive, not less than 8 GB, and format it with Mac OS X (Journaled) file system.
  3. Open Terminal app from your Applications folder under Utilities.
  4. Once the download is complete, El Capitan installer will auto start, quit it then type the following command in your Terminal app. Please note that the below command assumes you kept the Install OS X El Capitan installer in the Applications folder and your formatted USB is titled as “Untitled”. sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ --volume /Volumes/Untitled --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ --nointeraction

  5. This will ask you for your admin password, once typed, it will start preparing the media and this should take from 20 to 30 minutes. You will know it is done once it says “Copy Complete. Done.

Worldwide Photo Walk 2015 - Medina

Join us in the first Worldwide Photo Walk ever in Medina, Saudi Arabia

شعار الفعالية Date: Saturday, 3 October 2015 Time: 5PM – 7PM Location: Historical Neighbourhood, King Fahd Garden. Participants: Both male and female participants are allowed to join the fun.

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Why I switched to a vegan diet?

The detox specialist

I recently had the chance to visit a detoxing specialist in Turkey during a quick trip with my pal Ahmed Al-Awadi. She offered to do red blood cells analysis, which gives an indicator of how your blood flows and the way it carries oxygen to your organs. She initially started with him and took a blood sample from his index, put it on her microscope and we saw something like never before on the huge TV screen.

The first blood sample

Ahmed’s blood sample (below) looked really good (Ma sha’a Allah). The specialist said it was perfect, smooth, and just couldn’t be better. As you can see from the photo, the red blood cells are firmly round and has room to roam around and flow. They look healthy or shall I say “Happy :)”. From my personal observation, Ahmed is a normal person eating a regular diet, yet, he tries to avoid fried food if possible.

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WWDC 2014


Just like every year in June, Apple has its WWDC annual conference for developers where millions of people around the world, developers as well as consumers, gather and wait for impatiently. They like to be the first to know and hear from an Apple executive about its new and latest technologies and/or products.

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Jeddah Morning Joggers (JMJ)

As part of my plan on fighting the very high levels of low density lipoprotein (LDL Cholesterol), as I wrote about earlier in my running a marathon for the first time blog post, I like being part of Jeddah Morning Joggers, AKA (JMJ).

JMJ started several years ago as an initiative lead by Ahmed Al-Awadi, a national Saudi young, very talented, engineer. Al-Awadi is known for his experience in marketing, branding, and graphics design skills. As a matter of fact, he had his own design house named ASADesign, visual communications. He never expected nor anticipated it lasting for a year let a lone several years! In fact some of the group members by then were very skeptic and almost guaranteed him a big failure. Al-Awadi’s persistence and motivation never stopped, which helped him get new members every now and then and that’s when I met him in October 2011 when he was assigned to develop a re-branding concept for a logo I had. Al-Awadi asked me to join his group even though I never been jogging before. As a matter of fact, JMJ group is mainly consisting of new joggers, or people that are new to running, in other words, beginners or as we techies like to label them, n00bs.

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